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Syrian Army’s elite unit heads to east Damascus for offensive

18 July 2017 17:58


The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division is once again being deployed to a new front in southern Syria after a short stint in the Dara’a Governorate.

Also known as the “Ghiath Forces,” the 42nd Brigade will be deployed to the east Damascus suburb of Jobar, where they will join the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard and the National Defense Forces (NDF).

According to an officer from the 42nd Brigade, their unit will be deployed to the Arfeh axis of Jobar, which is located in the western sector of the suburb.

The 42nd Brigade is arguably one of the most successful units in the Syrian Arab Army, as they have yet to lose any battle during this six year long conflict.

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